Man To Be Resentenced In Sexual Coercion Case


UPDATED: Tuesday March 26, 2013 3:29 PM

An appeals court panel has vacated the 17½-year prison sentence of an Ohio man who used Craigslist to arrange sex with someone he thought was a 14-year-old boy.
    
A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Tuesday ordered Kevin Weiner's case sent back to a federal judge for resentencing.
    
The court says the judge used the wrong sentencing guidelines and that the 44-year-old Columbus man faced only a maximum of 10 years.
    
Weiner agreed to plead guilty to sexual coercion and enticement of a minor. In exchange, the government didn't file charges related to three boys who said Weiner abused them.
    
Weiner was arrested in March 2011 after arranging sex with an undercover agent posing as a 14-year-old boy.

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